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Data breaches move into syndication

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 15, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    Data breaches, much like death and taxes, are a fact of life these days. They are getting bigger and uglier with each passing breach. There are massive that occurring on what seems like a daily basis.

    I read breach reports as a part of my daily routine and I see themes developing as a result. The three main ones that I can’t help but see are the stolen equipment, bad passwords or patching.

    Laptops get lost or removed by miscreants from the trunks of cars. More often than naught when I read about it in the data breach reports that involve stolen laptops there is a refrain that I can’t help but giggle about. “It’s OK, the laptop is password protected”. This is always a a curiosity to me as this is the equivalent of holding gauze in front of a semi truck and thinking that will stop it from running you over (hat tip to the late great Robin Williams).

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